Two things come to mind when I think back to the 2011 Mariners. First, the emergence of pitcher Michael Pineda. Second, the offensive woes that kept them far from an AL West contender. Finishing the season with the third worst record in the majors (67-95), the Mariners found themselves in last place, and 29 games out, for the second consecutive season. Offensively, they were last in the majors in batting average (.233), runs (556), on-base percentage (.292), and slugging percentage (.348). Jack Cust had one of the worst seasons as a DH in the history of that position. Even Ichiro Suzuki struggled in 2011, batting a career low .272, and missing the All Star game for the first time in his eleven-year career.